Detroit Tigers and Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing Plan Charity Golf Event to Benefit Lakeland Area Youth Baseball

December 11, 2010

Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2004

Polk County Sports Marketing has announced plans to host a charity golf tournament in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers on March 1, 2004. The event, which will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, will take place at The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland. “We look forward to putting on a fun event that will benefit the Lakeland community that we are so proud to be a part of,” said Ron Myers, Director of Florida Operations for the Tigers.

Each golfer who registers for the 9th Annual Major League Scramble will play 18 holes of golf in a foursome, which will include a player, coach or executive from the Tigers organization or at least one alumni associated with Major League Baseball. Golfers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.

“We look forward to staging another great Major League Scramble and also are excited to welcome back Major League Baseball alumni to join the Detroit Tigers,” said Mark Jackson, Director of Polk County Sports Marketing (PCSM).

All proceeds will be donated to the Detroit Tigers Foundation, which benefits a number of local charities and youth organizations. All proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Lakeland area youth baseball. “We want to show the community that we are not just here for six weeks a year, we want to be able to give back to the area year round,” said Myers of the Detroit Tigers dedication to the Lakeland area. Now in its eighth year, the Major League Scramble has raised more than $ 50,000 for local charities since its inception. The registration fee is $ 600 for a four-member team and $ 700 for businesses that wish to enter four players and sponsor a hole. Companies can receive special benefits as an MVP sponsor for $ 900, or sponsor a hole for $ 100. The fee for a single golfer is $ 175.

Prizes will be awarded to each member of the first and second place low gross and low net teams as well as the individual golfers who record the longest drives and the tee shots landing closest to the pin. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and awards presentation. To make reservations for the 9th Annual Major League Scramble, call Polk County Sports Marketing at (863) 534-2500 or log onto the PCSM website at

An initiative of the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, PCSM is responsible for recruiting sporting events to Polk County and marketing the county as a venue for competitive sporting events and recreational sports such as golf, tennis, bicycling and water skiing/boating. During the past year, more than 130 PCSM-assisted events generated in excess of $ 70 million in economic benefits for Polk County. In recognition of this and other accomplishments, the Florida Sports Foundation honored PCSM with its coveted “Sports Commission of the Year” award in 2002. General information on sports in Polk County can be found by visiting the PCSM website at

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